The Parables

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Parables Part 1

by Jocelyn Mozak

During His ministry Jesus spoke often of the Kingdom of God. At times He used parables when referring to this kingdom. A parable is an allegorical story that illustrates some truth, or religious principle, or moral lesson. The common belief today is that Jesus spoke in parables in order to make clear what He was… Read More

Parables Part 2

by Jocelyn Mozak

In Matthew 13:24-30 we find “the parable of the tares.” It reads as follows: In the parable of the tares Jesus gave an illustration of what the kingdom of heaven is “likened unto,” that is, what it resembles. Then He went on to illustrate. The reader should examine the parable carefully. A look at the… Read More

Parables Part 3

by Jocelyn Mozak

The first parable to be covered in this article is “the parable of the mustard seed.” It is found in Matthew 13:31-32 and reads as follows: Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:… Read More

Parables Part 4

by Jocelyn Mozak

Luke, chapter 15, begins with “the parable of the lost sheep.” This parable illustrates how God views those who stumble through life without any knowledge of His true way. The parable was precipitated by an encounter Jesus had with the Pharisees. The account goes as follows: “Then drew near unto him all the publicans and… Read More

Parables Part 5

by Jocelyn Mozak

Earlier articles in this series have demonstrated that the kingdom of heaven is the same as the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is the coming world-ruling government of God that will be set up when Christ returns. In Matthew 22:1-14, Jesus gave another parable regarding the Kingdom of God. It depicts a marriage… Read More

Parables Part 6

by Jocelyn Mozak

Luke 14:26-33 records another important parable of Jesus. It is sometimes referred to as “the parable of the tower and warring king.” More simply, it could be called “the parable of counting the cost.” The parable is introduced by the preceding verse, which states: “And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and… Read More

Parables Part 7

by Jocelyn Mozak

“The parable of the two sons,” recorded in Matthew 21:28-32, was precipitated by a confrontation Jesus had with the chief priests and elders. They demanded to know who gave Him the authority to teach and to perform miracles (V. 23). Jesus countered them with a question which they refused to answer. He then told them… Read More

Parables Part 8

by Jocelyn Mozak

“The parable of the talents” is another extremely important parable. It shows what is really required to enter the Kingdom of God. We find it in Matthew 25:14-30. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto… Read More

Parables Part 9

by Jocelyn Mozak

“The parable of the good Samaritan” was given in response to a comment a lawyer made to Jesus. The lawyer was trying to justify his life style. Jesus had told him that in order to be saved, “. . . Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy… Read More

Parables Part 10

by Jocelyn Mozak

“The parable of the friend in need” is found in Luke 11:5-8. It is introduced by Jesus’ instruction on how to pray, commonly referred to as the Lord’s Prayer. After the instruction on how to pray, Jesus gives the parable: And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go… Read More